BULLETIN FOR SEPTEMBER 4, 2011
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FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF PENN YAN
224 Main Street September 4, 2011
Penn Yan, New York 10:00 AM
We, as God's people, will use our gifts and talents to seek out and bring people to Christ,
by maturing in our faith, by deepening our fellowship,
and by caring for people for the honor and glory of God.
*Song of Praise “In His Time” No. 57
Welcome & Announcements
Call to Worship
Pastor: Come and gather together for the Lord is about to do a new thing among us!
People: We are embarking on a journey.
Pastor: A journey of the Spirit!
People: Let us open our hearts to God's Spirit and trust in God's leading for surely God is good and will not lead us astray.
*Hymn “Be Thou My Vision” No. 339
Old Testament Reading Proverbs 16:9 OT pg 708
Our Heavenly Father, You have a plan for us as individuals and as a church. We turn our will over to your care and we trust our lives to the leading of your Spirit. Where you lead we shall follow. Help us to relinquish our control and to move in the flow of your Spirit so that your will may be accomplished. Amen.
Something for the Child In All of Us
Special Music “Here I Am, Lord” Anne Perry, Barbara Stewart
Pastoral Prayer & Lord's Prayer
Our Father, which art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come, thy will be done in earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, the power, and the glory forever and ever. Amen.
*Doxology Praise God from whom all blessings flow
Praise Him all creatures here below
Praise Him above ye heavenly host
Praise Father, Son and Holy Ghost. Amen.
*Hymn “When Morning Lights the Eastern Skies” No. 250
New Testament Reading Acts 16:6-15 NT pg. 181
Sermon “We Are On A Journey of the Spirit” Rev. Linda Foody
Ordinance of the Lord's Supper
Welcome to the Lord's Table
Community of Prayer
Sharing the Bread
Sharing the Cup
Prayer of Thanks
*Hymn “God of Our Life” No. 275
*If you wish to and are able, you are invited to stand.
Lay Reader: Ed Castillo
Greeters: Ed & Rita Castillo
Ushers: Jack Clancy, Pat Ames, Shelley Bicksler,
Erma Mullins, Cheryl Stewart
Organist: Carrie Ahearn
Choir Director: Barbara Stewart
Church Van Driver: Jack Clancy
Church Phone: 315-536-9821
Church E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Church Website: pennyanfbc.com
Interim Pastor: Rev. Linda J. Foody
2215 Clark Road
Pastor's Email: email@example.com
Please be in Prayer for:
Holly Buchanan Greg Marion
Barbara Gage Michael McBride
Mary Beth Greene Mary Murphy
Ethel Hoose George Slocum
Marlene Guild Katherine Warren
Betty Johnson The family of Alice Fairbrother
Our Special Missionaries:
Kristy Engel – Dominican Republic
Cynthia Harper – Cameron Community Ministries, Rochester, NY
Clark Meadows: Ralph Wilkes
Quail Summit: Alice Wise
Clinton Crest: Burton Barcliff Kathryn Clayson
Doris Barcliff Margaret Drakely
The Homestead: Helen Ansley Virginia DeLooza
Dick Sharman Willie Nelson
The Manor: Helena Cranmer Margaret Hartwell
Our Service Men and Women and their families
Our Country and it's Leaders
Our Pastoral Search Committee
This Week’s Schedule & Announcements
Welcome Reception during coffee hour for Rev. Linda Foody
5 pm Wellspring
Monday, September 5
Labor Day Holiday – The office will be closed
Tuesday, September 6
3:30 pm Bd of Missions Meeting
7 pm Diaconate Meeting
Wednesday, September 7
7:30 pm YC Habitat for Humanity Meeting
Happy birthday to Kathryn Clayson!
Thursday, September 8
Happy Birthday to Mary Lou Hainsworth!
Friday, September 9
7 pm 4-H Group
Mary & Martha Circle
will meet next Tuesday, Sept. 13, at 10:30am. Bring a sandwich for your lunch. We will be rolling bandages and setting up a rotating schedule for devotions and desserts. All ladies are invited.
Choir Rehearsal Begins!
Time to get back in the swing of things. Choir rehearsal will begin next Sunday at 9 am with the ladies in preparation for Women's Sunday. The men will join us on the 18th.
Rally Day - Sunday, September 11 at Noon
Picnic and Fishing at the PY Boat Launch Site. The BCE will provide hot dogs, salad and drinks
Please bring fishing poles, bait and a snack or dish to share. For safety purposes parents must accompany their children. We will have extra rods, if you have extras please bring them. Volunteers are welcome, we need all the adult help we can get.
The Board of Trustees would like to thank all of those who helped with the sale of hot dogs and hamburgs before the Wednesday night concerts. Your contributions of time and foods helped us to raise $1,479! All monies raised will go towards the window project.
Thank you once again!!!
Summer Report from the Board of Mission
July Income: Pledges $1273 ~ Loose Offering $220.25 ~ Secret Place $2
August Income: Pledges $748 ~ Loose Offering $30 ~ Secret Place $3.45
Total Budget Income for July & August: $2276.70
Summer Payments: United Mission Basics $2340 ~ Camping Scholarships $250
Our Treasury Balance is $897.95
We are falling farther behind and will need to receive a minimum of $1275 per month to complete our basic obligations and $2085 per month to meet the expanded budget adopted in January. To those who have kept up-to-date with their contributions we thank you.
Not everyone can serve as Lay Reader, Sunday School Teacher, or board member. However, there are other ways to serve and to share your time and talents. Look over the list below and see if there is somewhere that you can help. Contact the church office for information.
- donate cleaning supplies: pine sol and paper towels
- $100 to purchase candles for Advent
Footprints of Generosity American Baptist Churches-USA
How much time does your congregation spend talking about money? Some would immediately shout out that their church spends far too much time talking about money.
How often does your pastor preach about money? One Sunday? Two Sundays? Is it just an annual “Sermon on the Amount?”
When you stop and think about how much of our lives revolve around money and how dependent we are on money and how important money is to us, we probably should be spending many more Sundays engaged with preaching, teaching and discussing money.
When you consider how often Jesus spoke about money, it is clear that it was a priority for him.
I challenge you to take one week during the next month and to pray over every penny you have to spend. Ask the question of how God would have you use these pennies, nickels, dimes, quarters, dollars, and so on. And as we pay the bills and make purchases, may we dedicate everything to God's purposes.
In doing so we may find that God has other plans for the dollars we thought we might use for buying that new shirt. We may discover other uses for those dollars we might use to purchase soft drinks, coffee or snacks.
We might learn a lot in that one week about our relationship with God as well as our relationship with money. It has been said that a checkbook is a spiritual report card. It reflects our priorities better than any other document. What grade would your checkbook receive?
“For if the willingness is there, the gift is acceptable to what one has, not according to what one does not have” ~ 2 Cor. 8:12
Comfort on the Journey
A confidential mutual support group at Keuka Comfort Care Home for those whose lives have been impacted by the loss of a loved one.
The group meets the 2nd Tuesday of every month from 7-8 pm.
35 Route 54, East Lake Road, Penn Yan. 536-1690.
Welcome to First Baptist Church of Penn Yan. We are glad you joined us and hope you’ll feel at home, as we celebrate our faith and praise God together. In the pew in front of you, you will find a “get-to-know-you” card. Please take a moment to fill it out and place it in the offering plate.
We invite you to bring your children to the nursery during the service for a safe and Christian environment so that you may more fully experience Worship. Following today’s service please come to enjoy coffee, refreshments and fellowship in the Great Room.